The Cohort Club

Arizona Theatre Company is starting a revolutionary way to bring the community closer to the work we do. Artistic Director Sean Daniels created The Cohort Club program and ran it over the last seven years in other cities. Now he is bringing it to ATC!


ATC will select a diverse group of 20 people in the Phoenix area and 20 people in the Tucson area – selected to reflect their respective communities – to join The Cohort Club and become a vital part of the ATC family. Cohort Club members will follow productions from first rehearsal through opening night. For workshops of new plays, from first read through to staged reading.


We will open our doors to provide unprecedented access to the artistic process, offering…

  • Access to all rehearsals (including technical rehearsals where we introduce lights, sound, sets, and costumes)
  • One-on-one time with the actors, artists, and staff
  • Exclusive invites to special events with the ATC staff and artists
  • Tickets to all preview performances
  • And many more opportunities!


You will learn about the creation of theatre through observing and conversing with professional artists. We ask you to…

  • Read each script before you attend a show’s first rehearsal.
  • Attend at least two rehearsals a week, staying for as long or as short as you wish.
  • Write about your experience every time you are in the building and share it with your community on whatever platform you wish (blog, FB, Instagram, church newsletter, etc.)


Here’s a peek at the experiences of a previous Cohort Club from Merrimack Repertory Theatre.


Our 2019/2020 Season, The Curtain Rises, begins Tuesday, August 13th, but we’ll be adding cohorts as the year goes on – so let us know how your year looks for you.


If this sounds like it would be a good fit for you – write Anna Jennings at ajennings@arizonatheatre.org and please include a short piece of writing about a past experience at Arizona Theatre Company. Or, if you’ve never been here, any experience with the arts. Doesn’t need to be long, just take 5 minutes and jot something down.


Feel free to write Sean Daniels: sdaniels@arizonatheatre.org.

We look forward to hearing from you and bringing our community more deeply in the ATC family!